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New coach Pearlman vows to 'die trying' in leading FC Tucson

FC Tucson has named Jonathan Pearlman, longtime general manager of the club, as the new head coach of the local semi-pro soccer team. "I swear to you, no one's going to work harder than I am and no one loves soccer in this city more than I do. I feel like I'll do a good job or die trying," he said.... Read more»

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FC Tucson coach Schantz moving up to Phoenix team

FC Tucson head coach Rick Schantz, the only coach in the team's history, will be departing for the Valley of the Sun to be an assistant coach for the newly rebranded Phoenix Rising FC. The move north is also a move up in the ranks of soccer clubs, from the mostly amateur local team to the second division of the pros.... Read more»

Cunningham kicks off biz roundtables with sports tourism

City Councilman Paul Cunningham is bringing back roundtable discussions of business issues at the Ward 2 office, beginning with a talk on sports tourism. The roundtable will be Tuesday, March 26 at Eastside City Hall.... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

Free tickets to Sounders-Veracruz match Friday

Fans of professional soccer have a cheap date Friday night: free admission to the Seattle Sounders-Veracruz Tiburones Rojos contest at Kino North Field 5.... Read more»

Tucson soccer giving sports tourism a kick

February has long been the month for northern snowbirds to migrate to the sunny 70-degree desert oasis that is Tucson. But a new reason to travel to the Old Pueblo is emerging, and it's proving to be a boon for the local economy: soccer.... Read more»


Seattle Sounders to take on Veracruz in Tucson

The Seattle Sounders FC will play Mexico’s Veracruz in a preseason friendly on Feb. 22, FC Tucson announced Monday, meaning the Jet City will rumble with the Sharks — without Leonard Bernstein... Read more»

FC Tucson announces new soccer stadium

FC Tucson and Pima County announced plans Wednesday for a 2,000-seat stadium to be built by 2014 on the site of Field #1 at Kino Sports Complex North. In addition to the new stadium, which will become the new home for the professional soccer team, the county also plans to add a sixth field at the site.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson builds for new season, named rookie franchise of the year

The crew over at FC Tucson is still basking in the glory of being named the Premier Development League’s Rookie Franchise of the Year last weekend, but they are already putting together the team for next season. PLUS: New women's league announces their name and logo, but not the name of who is in the logo.... Read more»

International soccer

Canada and Denmark to meet in Tucson for friendly soccer match

FC Tucson announced Monday that the team will host an international friendly between Canada and Denmark at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Jan. 26 ... Read more»


Tucson will be 'soccer mecca' for Desert Cup

The New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders will take part in the 2013 Desert Diamond Cup, host team FC Tucson announced Thursday. The cup final will be broadcast by NBC Sports Network.... Read more»3

Soccer notes

Ground broken on new FC Tucson home

After the Board of Supervisors voted for modifications to Kino to accommodate soccer, work has started on making it ready for FC Tucson's first home match.... Read more»

FC Tucson

Supes give Tucson soccer club home-field advantage

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 5 – 0 to convert fields at the Kino Sports Complex from baseball to soccer. ... Read more»

Soccer notes

Kansas City tops San Jose in preseason tune-up

Major League Soccer preseason continued in Tucson on Saturday, with the San Jose Earthquakes falling to Sporting Kansas City, 2-1. Plus: street soccer Downtown for 2nd Saturday. ... Read more»1

Desert Diamond Cup

Beckham re-signs with Galaxy, Tucson visit likely

The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed that David Beckham will be back with the team, and it's just in time for Desert Diamond Cup.... Read more»2

Soccer notes

FC Tucson joins league

After playing it's first season as an "independent" team playing in a very loosely organized league, FC Tucson will play its next season in the Premier Development League, the lower level of the United Soccer Leagues. Plus: women's league gets reprieve and Earthquakes not so shaky.... Read more»2

Soccer notes

Wildcat soccer looking for goal vs. BYU

The University of Arizona Wildcats are up in Provo on Monday to face BYU. The Cougars have had an impressive season so far, winning a game Friday against Cal State Fullerton to bring their record to 3-1-1. Plus: FC Tucson; 4 MLS teams in Desert Cup.... Read more»

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